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Community Seminars

 

Lane Cove's Health and Wellbeing Month: October 2018

There are a range of local events taking place to celebrate Mental Health Month, Carers Week and Grandparents Day

 

Stitch Play: Linen Table Runner

In this meditative and absorbing workshop designed to celebrate World Mental Health Day, participants will spend the day experimenting with squillions of variations using a single hand stitch. The process will be a repetitive one of discovery, ending with the outcome of a unique linen table runner.

Wednesday 10 October

10:00am – 4:00pm

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios,

Ground Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Cost: $45. All materials, equipment and resource sheets will be included

To register your place in the workshop, please visit www.gallerylanecove.com.au, click on the Events tab and select Mental Health Month or call 9428 4898

 

Found Inspirations

This workshop provides an opportunity to find some calm space in the everyday. It combines the activities of walking, collecting and creative making all centered on cultivating mindfulness.

The process will be something you can take away and use in your everyday life, with the collection of found inspirations as your own reminder.

The workshop, led by experienced art therapist Anne Buckingham, is open to everyone and all levels will be catered for, creatives and non creatives alike.

There will be an opportunity to view the display of the collections produced at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios after the workshop.

Thursday 18 October, 9:30am – 2:30pm

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, Ground Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Cost: $20. All materials, equipment and resource sheets will be included

To register your place in the workshop, please visit www.gallerylanecove.com.au, click on the Events tab and select Mental Health Month or call 9428 4898

 

Grandparents & Grandchildren Workshop

Kara Pryor will teach this fun and exciting workshop with grandparents and grandchildren. She will take them through the process of making their own mug out of clay, then adding character to it. Students will be shown how to roll a coil, slabs and make a handle.

After the mug is complete, students will then paint some colour using underglazes. The mug will then be fired in the kiln, and will be returned to the students when completed. This workshop would suit children 8-13 years old.

Saturday 20 October, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, Ground Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Cost: $5pp, all materials included

To register your place, please call 9428 4898. www.gallerylanecove.com.au

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminar

Being mentally healthy is important. It is about being able to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem and being able to cope with change.

Council invites you to come along to the free Seminar and hear from a range of guest speakers who will present the latest research into the importance of exercise, fitness and healthy lifestyles for our mental health. This seminar would be of interest to people over the age of 18.

Speakers will include:

• Snow Li, Project Leader, Mental Health Respite, Your Side

• Philippa Boss, Coordinator Peer Worker, One Door Mental Health

• 180 Health and Fitness Solutions

Monday 22 October, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

To make a booking call 9911 3591 or to book online here from 20 September 2018.

 

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Grandparents Day Out

A chance for grandparents to spend a morning outdoors in nature with their grandchild. We'll be tuning out of modern day life to tune into the natural rhythms of nature with a bush walk and nature games. Grandparents will also get a chance to get creative with their grandchild with our nature craft activity. This activity is for grandparents and children only – no parents please.

Wednesday 24 October, 9:45am – 11:00am

Meet at Tambourine Bay Reserve, end of Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview

Cost: $5 per child

For more information and to book online visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/bushkids

 

Lost Bird Found Project

In the lead up to Mental Health Month this October, we are looking for locals to make handcrafted birds that will pop-up around Lane Cove and beyond….

The birds can be made from any materials eg. Clay, wood, fabric, wool etc. You are welcome to make your own and drop them off to our collection points.

Each little bird wears a tag with a positive message and links to mental health support services. They will be popping up in the community in October – if you find one you can keep it; share it; or leave it for someone else to find it.

Visit Council's website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/ lostbird for inspiration on how to make your own. You can drop off your completed birds in the collection box in the foyer of Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library and Lane Cove Civic Centre until Friday 28 September.

The Lost Bird project is a North Sydney Council initiative and Lane Cove Council is pleased to partner on this project, bringing it to our community in 2018. More details www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/lostbird